Transfer round-up: Chelsea lining up £16m bid, Man United linked with £7m defender
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Manchester United are set to battle with RB Leipzig for the signature of highly-rated teenager Dayot Upamecano, the 18-year-old French centre-back who plays for Red Bull Salzburg and is rated at around £7m.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been given £40m to spend on his squad in January, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gabriel Barbosa both potential targets.
Eric Bailly has admitted that he wants to see Manchester United sign Victor Lindelof in the January transfer window.
Arsenal are becoming increasingly concerned that Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will not sign new contracts with the north London side. Both of their deals expire in the summer of 2018.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to sign West Ham’s Michail Antonio and Swansea striker Fernando Llorente in the January transfer window. Conte also wants to keep Michy Batshuayi at the club this month.
Chelsea are also preparing a £16m January transfer bid to sign Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjaer.
Liverpool are keeping tabs on Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt and are considering a summer move for the 20-year-old Germany international.
Arsenal are keen to sign 23-year-old Schalke defender Sead Kolasinac, who has also attracted interest from Juventus.
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